Catch up with News of the World
News of the World
🟊Directed by Paul Greengrass🟊
🟊Written by Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies🟊
Tom Hanks does his Tom Hanks thing* as he plays a Civil War veteran eking out an existence as someone who travels from town to town to read the news. Helena Zengle meets his acting standard as the white girl raised by Indians who is supposed to be returned to her family.** This movie rolls along hitting all the tense and respite places and is a good way to spend a few hours.
The verdict: Good
Cost: $1.30 via Redbox (with discount)
Where watched: at mom’s house
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*It’s a good thing he has going.
**Most of her performance is nonverbal, which is impressive.
- At what point did you correctly guess the ending?
- What was the best course of action for Johanna?
Favorite IMDB trivia item:
This is the fifth time Tom Hanks has played a character with the rank of captain. News of the World (Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd), Greyhound (Capt. George Krause), Sully (Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger), Captain Phillips (Capt. Richard Phillips), Saving Private Ryan (Capt. John Miller).
Other reviews of News of the World:
- Caryn James, BBC
- Fionnula Halligan, ScreenDaily